For Star Wars buffs looking to expand their collection of evil galactic minions, Sideshow Collectibles recently released Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure is a worthy indulgence. It stands as a masterful recreation of the wintery-clad operators of the Empires hulking All Terrain Armored Transports and gives fans the chance to own a screen-accurate depiction of one of the troopers at the center of Episode Vs iconic battle scene on the surface of the Hoth systems snowy sixth planet.
Out of the box, Sideshows Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure is immediately impressive. The troopers armor has been rendered with remarkable detail. The sculpted helmet, shoulder, and torso armor feature the polished ivory surfaces, painted components and distinctive insignia of their on-screen counterparts. Also impressive is the chest-mounted life-support system (which connects to the helmet via a pair of lateral hoses). Like the figures other body-mounted accouterments, it has been faithfully captured complete with familiar fascia and the same polished luster. The rest of the AT-AT Drivers uniform bears the same attention to detail. The fitted grey flight suit has been crafted with noteworthy precision. The cloth outfit features stitched seams and functional pockets which give the figure a lifelike, inspection-ready appearance. Rounding out the troopers ensemble is the low-slung white cloth harness, and the sculpted boots and gauntlets, which also bear the look of fabric thanks to natural coloring and shading.
Beyond the strengths of the getup, Sideshows Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure possesses other admirable features. The figure stands just over 12 inches tall and boasts a fully articulated body to facilitate posing. However, given the exacting fit of the uniform its recommended that dynamic poses be attempted with great care. Accessories include three pairs of interchangeable gloved hands (fists, open palms, and weapon grip), a six-inch BlasTech E-11 blaster (with cloth strap and folding stock), and for the Sideshow Exclusive variant, an additional blaster rifle. Rounding out the list of extras is a hexagonal figure stand to help with display, though the figure is balanced and stable enough to stand without it.
A welcome addition to the collection of any fan of the original Star Wars trilogy (alongside the company’s Episode V and figures), Sideshows Collectibles Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure began shipping in September of this year at the manufacturers suggested retail price of $209.99 USD. Unfortunately, a sixth scale AT-AT is NOT included.